In accordance with the Law of December 1994, the Federal Planning Bureau is responsible, within the framework of the National Accounts Institute, for drawing up the five-yearly input-output tables (IOT). The input-output tables constitute the framework of the national accounts, together with the supply and use tables (SUT), from which they are derived, and the institutional sector accounts.
In the past, the IOT were drawn up by Statistics Belgium (INS/NIS). With the setting up of the National Accounts Institute in December 1994, this responsibility was transferred to the Federal Planning Bureau. Since then, the FPB has published tables for 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005. As from the reference year 1995, the IOT have been drawn up according to ESA95 rules (European System of Accounts). The IOT are (on an obligatory basis) transmitted to Eurostat [Eurostat website].
More recently, the development of a social accounting matrix for Belgium has begun (see theme "Labour market"). In the first stage, employment has been differentiated by gender, age, professional status and education level. In a later stage, the wage sum and the labour volume will also be differentiated according to the same criteria.